Organic cotton

Organic cotton

Cotton that is certified organic is grown in fields without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and defoliants . Only natural and organic fertilizers such as compost and animal manure are allowed. Organic cotton currently still only accounts for a fraction of total cotton production.

There are various certifications for organically grown cotton. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the most comprehensive certification. The seal is the world's leading standard for the production and processing of textiles made from organically produced natural fibers. The certification defines holistic requirements along the entire production and value chain. That is why we have also opted for this certificate.

Water consumption & CO2

Most organic cotton worldwide is grown on farms that use rainwater , meaning there is no irrigation with fresh water. The soil is healthy due to the observed crop rotation, contains more organic matter and stores water 50% better than conventionally managed soil. Water consumption when growing organic cotton is up to 91% less than with conventional cotton. Growing organic cotton also saves up to 46% of CO₂ compared to conventional cotton.

Pesticides & Fertilizers

In organic farming , chemical-synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are prohibited. Even if the corresponding chemicals are not used in further processing steps, such as bleaching or dyeing, clothing made from organic cotton does not contain any toxins and has a positive effect on the cotton farmers, their families and your skin. GOTS certification is therefore highly relevant.